The Waters Of Babylon Analysis

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In the story “By the Waters of Babylon,” we come across fascinating characters throughout the story as the protagonist John the son of a tribal priest explains his journey and strive for success as the story goes on. The other character we come across in the story is John's Father who conducts the ceremony initiating his son to tribal to the tribal priesthood. In addition, we meet John's Brothers who are the hunters in the story. Finally, the Forest People are the Ignorant rivals who are in the Advanced society in which John lives, we remember John saying he has fought these people. In addition, a theme in a story or narrative is a mood set throughout the story. This is a significant role since a theme in a story is what sets the story is undergoing. In the story “Waters of Babylon” we could say we came across various themes. One of the themes we noticed was the Advancement of Exploration. In the story, it states “Forbidden to go east, but I have gone, forbidden to go on the enormous river, but I am there. "This clearly states that one of the…show more content…
The point of view is where a narrative is told in a specific perspective. Based on the story we can conclude that “the waters of Babylon” is told in the first person point of view. We can say this because, in the first paragraph, it states “ We do not even say its name though we know its name. "Just based on this, readers can already say that the story will take places in the first person.Not only that in the second paragraph, it states “My father is a priest; I am the son of a priest. I have been in the Dead Places near us, with my father—at first, I was afraid. "So words like “I” and “my” also reiterate the thought that the story is taking place in the first person. When a story is told in the first person the readers can relate to the narrator as if they were in their place going through the same situations in

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